Issue OverviewStorage magazine - May 2013 Vol. 12 No. 3
One of the biggest challenges of building a virtual server infrastructure is fine-tuning the storage that supports the virtual machines. Having multiple server OSes running on a single physical server can easily overload a storage network and supporting storage array. These 10 tips provide practical guidance you can use today to improve the performance of those storage systems. David Davis, a server virtualization and storage expert, steps you through the process of tweaking virtual server storage setups.
Backup is usually the No. 1 pain point for IT organizations. For smaller firms and remote/branch locations of enterprise-scale outfits, there's often a shortage of IT expertise to ensure company data is adequately protected. A new product category, backup appliances, is addressing this issue with preconfigured backup hardware-software combinations that are ready to run out of the box.Access >>>
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10 ways to improve virtual server storage
by David Davis
Virtual server storage operations can have a profound effect on the storage network. Here are 10 ways to help ensure that your storage yields its best I/O for the VMs it supports.
2013 shaping up to be a 'decent' year for IT data storage spending
by Rich Castagna
IT data storage is always a struggle, but storage managers should have a little more money in 2013 to spend on techs that can help ease the crunch of growing capacity demands.
- 10 ways to improve virtual server storage by David Davis
Today's data backup appliance is ready for the enterprise
by Eric Slack
A data backup appliance combines software and hardware in a single box, configured and ready to go. Once considered just an SMB option, these products are ready for the enterprise.
Solid-state storage devices widely used, but still in small doses
by Rich Castagna
A growing number of vendors are selling solid-state storage devices, but are users implementing them in their storage environments? Get the results of our latest survey.
- Today's data backup appliance is ready for the enterprise by Eric Slack
Data storage and backup? Fuggedaboutit!
by Rich Castagna
Many storage shops are fighting a losing battle when it comes to data storage and backup protection, with too much data and not enough time. Maybe it's time to rethink the process.
Storage Holy Grail: End bifurcated storage infrastructure management
by Jon William Toigo
Storage virtualization and other storage "uber-controllers" are a step toward better storage infrastructure management, but it's still not an integrated process.
Object technology comes to storage: What's all the fuss about?
by Terri McClure
Object technology has received a lot of attention lately, so there should be plenty of use cases for it. But object storage might be the answer to a problem not yet discovered.
MRAM technology likely choice as post-flash solid-state storage
by Mike Matchett
NAND flash-based storage is becoming a common alternative, but NAND flash could soon be replaced by newer forms of non-volatile memory like MRAM technology.
- Data storage and backup? Fuggedaboutit! by Rich Castagna
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